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July 30, 2003 11:38 AM   Subscribe

Is President Bush a Homo? "Even our least vigilant Republican social commandos have noticed that Mr. Bush has been peppering his otherwise delightful litany of patriotic jingoism and pleasantly embroidered CIA-intelligence recaps with the effeminate mating call 'fabulous'--three giddy syllables that are tantamount to coyly cooing, 'Hello, sailor!'"
posted by kirkaracha (26 comments total)

 
Yes, he is.
A Monica will not do.
It must be a Michael.
posted by nofundy at 11:42 AM on July 30, 2003


"Dr. Condoleezza Rice is an honest, fabulous person, and America is lucky to have her service. Period." - Bush today, asked why Condi is still around.
posted by CunningLinguist at 11:45 AM on July 30, 2003


Maybe he is, maybe he isn't. But don't go calling him one or he'll get mad and do something dumb to prove his manhood - like attacking North Korea.
posted by troutfishing at 11:48 AM on July 30, 2003


Oh, be nice!
posted by Joeforking at 11:48 AM on July 30, 2003


Man, if Bush is gay, that's going to lower the reputation of homosexuals everywhere.
posted by pjgulliver at 11:59 AM on July 30, 2003


Bwaaaa-haha!! Oh well, so much for me going Nelly. You can have him - we don' want him...
posted by Perigee at 12:01 PM on July 30, 2003


So, gay male MeFiers, if Bush WERE gay, would you send that "fabulous" right back at him?
posted by orange swan at 12:03 PM on July 30, 2003


Well, it's not like Laura ever puts out.
posted by the fire you left me at 12:03 PM on July 30, 2003


This reminds me of Robert Klein's "Six Clean Words You Can Say Anywhere" routine, where he points out that men never use the word "adore," as illustrated by this conversation:

"Is he straight or is he gay?"
"I don't know. I think he's gay."
"How do you know?"
"Well, he said 'adore'."
"That does it. Let's get the son of a bitch!"
posted by pmurray63 at 12:04 PM on July 30, 2003


Every time I hear or see the phrase "Hello, sailor!" I immediately flash back to...

Commandment 12592
Oh ye who go about saying unto each other: "Hello sailor":
Dost thou know the magnitude of thy sin before the gods?
Yea, verily, thou shalt be ground between two stones.
Shall the angry gods cast thy body into the whirlpool?
Surely, thy eye shall be put out with a sharp stick!
Even unto the ends of the earth shalt thou wander and
Unto the land of the dead shalt thou be sent at last.
Surely thou shalt repent of thy cunning.
posted by /\/\/\/ at 12:21 PM on July 30, 2003


This is kind of baffling to me. The Betty Bowers site and most of you guys are using "gay" as an epithet, meant to humiliate Bush for some perceived lack of masculinity. Since when is it acceptable to bash someone by joking about their sexual preferrence, and why the double standard?
posted by dhoyt at 12:37 PM on July 30, 2003


not even close.
posted by quonsar at 12:49 PM on July 30, 2003


It's meant to humiliate Bush by associating him with a group he doesn't approve of. That's the power of 'gay.' Straight people, especially straight people who have strange feelings toward Brad Pitt or lime green thongs, react with fear and anger when they get pointed out as being possibly gay. So really, this isn't a double standard, it's just an attempt to use Bush's own prejudices against him.

Could you imagine a press conference where this question got asked? Bush would have one of those "You can't handle the truth!!" freak-outs.

preview: quonsar, you are a strange, strange man.
posted by elwoodwiles at 12:51 PM on July 30, 2003


/\/\/\/: I was wondering why this post was conjuring up images of walls with cyclops-shaped holes in them. Thanks for reminding me.

*Moves into dark place. Gets eaten by a grue.*
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 12:59 PM on July 30, 2003


> It's meant to humiliate Bush by associating him with a group
> he doesn't approve of.

Mm-hmm. Homos, per the fpp. So it's OK to throw the word homo around now? Thanks for the memo.
posted by jfuller at 1:46 PM on July 30, 2003


"Dr. Condoleezza Rice is an honest, fabulous person, and America is lucky to have her service. Period." - Bush today, asked why Condi is still around.

CunningLinguist (and kirkaracha) I gotta admit, as soon as I read the word "fabulous" in today's article about that, I thought exactly the same thing... is he or isn't he?

jfuller, I think the memo you missed was the one on ironic uses of language.
posted by soyjoy at 1:58 PM on July 30, 2003


> the memo you missed was the one on ironic uses of
> language.

Ah. The way we used to use it in the fourth grade.
posted by jfuller at 2:15 PM on July 30, 2003


jfuller: bend over. remove stick from ass.
posted by quonsar at 2:18 PM on July 30, 2003


jfuller: Would it be overly cynical of me to think you object more to the association of the word 'homo' with Bush then to the word 'homo' itself? It's clearly being used in a ironic way to color Bush's own perspective of homosexuals.
posted by elwoodwiles at 2:22 PM on July 30, 2003


Is President Bush a Homo?

Sapien? The jury's still out.
posted by mazola at 2:32 PM on July 30, 2003


God damn it. We can't smoke fags, we can't act gay when we're happy, we can't be feeling a bit queer, and we can't wear purple or own anything with a rainbow on it. This aggression will not stand, man! A line must be drawn, and I'm drawing it here.
posted by Hildago at 2:51 PM on July 30, 2003


Since when is it acceptable to bash someone by joking about their sexual preferrence, and why the double standard?

did you go to the site? It's making fun of crazy christian fundies more than it's making fun of bush. Betty Bowers, the best christian on earth, uses out-of-date epithets and has strange backwards prejudices that mean that she reacts against normal healthy relationships by declaring her own superiority and insisting on the dirty nasty gross-out nature of those that are different from her.
posted by mdn at 3:01 PM on July 30, 2003


Er, gotcha.
posted by dhoyt at 3:09 PM on July 30, 2003


I adore the word "fabulous." I find the word "adore" absolutely fabulous.
posted by davidmsc at 3:20 PM on July 30, 2003


just for /\/\/\/, so he can go read those fine, fine words again :

Play Infocom Adventures Online
posted by badzen at 4:10 PM on July 30, 2003


The little Shrub is at least gay friendly. Look at how far gay unions have come while under his watch. Yes, yes, he pays lip service by publicly condemning the issue, but we all know how much he lies. ;-P
posted by mischief at 7:41 PM on July 30, 2003


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